With the Championship games coming thick and fast over the next few weeks, it’s important that sides head into the festive run of fixtures in high spirits and we’ve picked out three who look like they can obtain maximum points this weekend away from home.
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Read on to discover the rationale behind our selections.
Ipswich Town to beat Leeds United @ 23/10
This is certainly not what you would call a banker, but Mick McCarthy appears to be turning things around since his appointment as Ipswich manager, as they are unbeaten in four and on a run of three successive victories.
The Tractor Boys comfortably saw off Millwall 3-0 at home last weekend, ending a sequence of 13 matches without defeat for the south London club and lifting themselves five points clear of the drop zone.
In on-loan striker DJ Campbell, McCarthy has a player who is in fine goalscoring form, with the QPR man netting eight goals in 12 appearances for the club, including three in his last two outings in what has been a successful spell at Portman Road to date.
Leeds will provide stiff opposition, but they head into the game on the back of a 3-1 defeat away at Derby that sees them sit just below mid-table and with Ipswich in confident mood, they have every chance of inflicting a ninth defeat of the season on Neil Warnock’s men.
Watford to beat Burnley @ 19/10
Gianfranco Zola’s Watford side have tasted defeat just once in their last eight league outings ahead of their trip to Turf Moor this weekend and find themselves occupying the final play-off position on goal difference.
The Hornets’ lofty position is in large part due to their ability to find the net. Only the top two sides have scored more than the Hertfordshire club, with forwards Matej Vydra and Troy Deeney having contributed 17 league strikes between them.
They picked up four points against their hosts last term, sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw away from home, before securing a 3-2 win at Vicarage Road back in March, and only Hull City have picked up more than their five wins on the road this term.
Burnley currently find themselves in 17th position having won just one of their previous six matches, losing three and drawing two, despite possessing the league’s joint top scorer in the shape of Charlie Austin.
Crystal Palace to beat Birmingham City @ 6/4
Second-placed Crystal Palace will be eager to keep the pressure on league leaders Cardiff City this weekend as they travel to a Birmingham City side that have had a difficult start to life under manager Lee Clark this campaign.
The Eagles have lost just one of their previous 18 league outings as they find themselves three points off the top and in striker Glenn Murray, Ian Holloway has one of the deadliest strikers outside of the Premier League.
The forward has bagged 18 league goals this term, including three in his last two outings, while only Cardiff have scored more than the 41 strikes the south London club have managed to notch in their 21 league games so far this season.
Birmingham head into the game sixth from bottom in the table, with just one win from their previous six outings.
A 1-0 defeat away at local rivals Wolves was the latest slip-up in what has been a disappointing response to their top-six finish last year and Blues do not look in any kind of shape to resist a potent Palace side.